Deadly Tornadoes Leave Mark on Tiny Indiana Enclave [PHOTOS]

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A chain of massive tornadoes Friday destroyed the tiny southern Indiana enclave of Daisy Hill, leaving its mark by sweeping the homes away.

The twister spawned by massive thunderstorms had killed at least 39 people in five states - 20 people in Kentucky, 14 in neighboring Indiana, three in Ohio and one in Alabama,Reuters reported quoting officials.

The storm destroyed blocks of homes, damaged schools, knocked out cell phones and landlines, ripped power lines, and tossed around vehicles like school busses and tractor-trailers onto roads.

Thunderstorms, predicted by forecasters for days, threw off dozens of tornadoes as the raced from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes Friday.

However, no one died in Daisy Hill. Many survivors are thanking their basements where they had found refugee during the storm.

Residents from South and Midwest along with rescuers Saturday combed through wrecked home in a search for survival of tornadoes that killed dozens of people in U.S.

Residents Saturday picked through the debris of their homes, searching for valuables and memories.

Massive tornadoes terribly destroyed Indiana and Kentucky, with Alabama, Georgia, Ohio and Tennessee overrun as well.

President Barack Obama and wife Michelle offered their deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives, according to a statement on the White House Web site.

He also offered the governors of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio the Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance, the statement read.

While we may not know the extent of the damage for days, we will continue to monitor these severe storms across the country and stand ready to continue to help the people of Alabama and all citizens affected by these storms, the statement said.

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Cars and homes damaged by a tornado in New Market, AL March 2, 2012. A swarm of tornadoes slammed the U.S. midsection on Friday from Indiana to Alabama, splintering homes, damaging a prison, overturning trucks and causing some injuries in the storm-tossed region. Seven people were hurt by a suspected twister in northern Alabama and multiple tornadoes hit along the Ohio River valley and caused extensive damage in at least one county in Indiana. Reuters

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Residents work to clear storm damage after three tornados moved through the area in Chelsea, Indiana March 2, 2012. Reuters

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Debris is seen after three tornados moved through the area, killing four, in the small community of Chelsea, Indiana March 2, 2012. Reuters

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Residents work to clear storm damage after three tornados moved through the area in Chelsea, Indiana March 2, 2012. Reuters

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Members of the Milton Fire department work to clear storm damage after a tornado hit the fire house in Milton, Kentucky March 2, 2012. A series of tornadoes tore through the U.S. midsection on Friday, killing at least four people in the hard-hit state of Indiana, and blowing apart homes and flattening buildings across the region. Reuters

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Members of the Milton Fire department work to clear storm damage after a tornado hit the fire house in Milton, Kentucky March 2, 2012. A series of tornadoes tore through the U.S. midsection on Friday, killing at least four people in the hard-hit state of Indiana, and blowing apart homes and flattening buildings across the region. Reuters

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A worker pulls cabling during the clean up at St. Joseph's Catholic Church which was destroyed by tornado damage in Ridgway, Illinois, March 1, 2012. Powerful storms that spawned tornadoes ripped through the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people, including six in Illinois who were crushed when a house was lifted up and fell on them, authorities said. Reuters

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